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CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
passengers were safe, but it was certainly no thanks to the obama administration or mr. brennan. back to the article. patrick says, following this stunning and nearly fatal intelligence failure, which prompted members of both the house and senate intelligence oversight committees to call for his resignation, brennan lashed out at the obama administration's critics. in "usa today" editorial, he claimed that the quote, politically motivated criticism and unfounded fear mongering only served the goals of al qaeda. unquote. let me insert here, if he he thinks mr. brennan thinks that questioning failures of the obama administration is contributing to al qaeda, what must bombing innocent people with drones be doing for al qaeda? back to the article, says brennan also defended treating omar farooq as a criminal by having his rights read to him upon arrest and trying him in civilian court rather than transferring the would-be bomber to military custody as an enemy combatant. just days later brennan gave a speech to islamic law students in new york university where he was introduced by t
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
you to her team. thank you. [applause] also, i want to thank president obama for his trust in me to take on this awesome task and for his trust in every single one of you and what you do every single day. i think it is beyond fair to say that this president's vision and what he has implemented from your efforts over the course of the last years without any question, has restored america's reputation and place in the world and we thank you for what you have done to do that. [applause] i said the other day at the hearings, if any of you had a chance to see any of it -- i said the senate was in my blood and it is after 28 + is. but it is also true that foreign service is in my genes and everything we do here is. i have a sister who worked for most of her career in new york at the un and most recently at the un mission. my wife, who was born in mozambique, and you will see here on wednesday, speaks five languages. at some location, she did translating but worked mostly with the un trusteeship council and as powerful beliefs in the mission of this great department and usaid. and my fathe
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm EST
rebuilding afghanistan. the special inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction, thanks for talking with our viewers. guest: my pleasure. >> we will preview president obama's state of the union address tomorrow @ "washington journal. sarah bryner will speak about lobbying rules and restrictions. and also about mental illness in america, how it is affecting mental patients today. live on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. today mitch mcconnell king to the floor to talk about tomorrow's state of the union address. he called on the president to address health-care costs and budget cuts. here's a look. >> over the past few weeks i have come to the floor to urge the president and senate democrats to act on the huge fiscal challenges facing our nation. starting with the obama sequester. unless senate democrats allowed a reasonable spending cut alternative to pass this chamber before march 1, the president's plan will go into effect. the house passed legislation to avert the sequester months ago, but senate democrats have yet to pass an alternative bill that could go to conference. it to
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
president of the united states barack obama. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. have a seat. have a seat. thank you for that very gracious introduction and you're outstanding leadership. let me begin by saying that i could not be happier that one of my most important friends and partners is still leading our democrats in the house of representatives. i love nancy pelosi. give her a big round of applause . [cheers and applause] i love nancy pelosi. also, she just generates good-looking grand babies. they are so handsome and sharp, and beautiful. to hoyer and jim as well as javier, thank you for the great work that you guys are doing each afternoon day. to steve israel who worked tirelessly to bring on 49 new outstanding members of this caucus. [cheers and applause] i am looking forward to spending time with all 49 of you. hopefully we'll see you at the white house and at various events but i know you came here to get something done. i look forward to working with you every single day to do what is right by the people who sent us here. i changed the for
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
chair: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for a minute and a half. mr. fleischmann: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise in support of require a plan act. every year the president is supposed to submit a budget the first monday in february. yesterday president obama missed this deadline for the fourth time in five years. mr. chairman, the american people know what it's like to work through tough times and to live on a budget. when my wife and i started our small business, we made only $50 the first month. we worked hard and made sacrifices to live within our means. families across this great nation are still doing that, and it's embarrassing that the president and senate democrats refuse to put forth a plan. republicans have produced a budget that made tough choices but reduces our debt and achieves fiscal responsibility. the require a plan act demands that the president explain to the american people how he intends to do the same. the great people of our nation deserve at least that. thank you, mr. chairman. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman fro
CSPAN
Feb 8, 2013 9:00am EST
have no plans to run against governor christie. [applause] [laughter] >> thank you for your service. i have some comments. you have said president obama believes is done carefully, deliberately and responsibly, we can be more transparent and still ensure our nation's security. i absolutely agree. the american people have the right to know whether government does on their behalf. consistent with our national security, the presumption of transparency should be the rule, not the exception. and the government should make as much information available to the american public as possible. so on the committee when and we as members of congress push hard for access to the legal analysis targeting americans using drones, for instance, it erodes the government's credibility by the american people. i want to say i'm grateful to the president for allowing members of this committee to brief review some of the information. this is an important first debt. there's much more to be done in that regard. you have heard that from my colleagues today. i have long believed our government also has an oblig
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 12:00pm EST
obama. [applause] >> thank you. please be seated. in the years between the world wars, a young married couple in italy packed up what few belongings that they had and boarded a boat for a new world. they passed under the statute of liberty, and went through the lines of ellis island. carmelo and cramelina panetta had no money and spoke little english. but they had a dream of a better life. they worked hard. they went west to california. they started a family and taught their sons that if they studied and worked, if they gave back to this country, that they too could share in the american dream, so today we pay tribute to their son, leon panetta, a man who has not simply lived up to the american dream, but has helped to protect it for all of us. leon, our presence here today, members of congress, deputy secretary carter, general dempsy, and members of the joint chiefs, service secretaries, and the men and women of the greatest military that the world has ever known, all this is a reflection of our personal appreciation to you and the gratitude of a nation that you have helped keep stron
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST
the gentleman from north carolina, mr. coble, for five minutes. mr. coble: i thank the speaker. mr. speaker, january is the traditional month in which new year's resolutions are developed. i'm suggesting that president obama and mrs. boim adopt a resolution -- mrs. obama adopt a resolution. it appears to me, mr. speaker, regard air force one very casually and i believe on some occasions two planes, at least two planes go to the same destination. air force one, mr. speaker, belongs to president and mrs. obama. but air force one also belongs to the american taxpayer. and i would welcome a new year's resolution that would provide generous lace of all future air force one dispatches with prudence, discipline and last but certainly not least fiscal austerity. america's taxpayers will be appreciative. incidentally, mr. speaker, air force one, designated by the air force as dc-25, incurs an operational cost per hour of $179,750, and on some occasions, additional aircraft accompany air force one by naturally adding to the cost. i'm going to now, mr. speaker, insert my -- that involve the f
CSPAN
Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
$1 trillion for the first time since president obama took office. the c.b.o. also estimates the economy will grow 1.4% this year with unemployment remaining around 8%. c.b.o. director sat down with reporters this afternoon to discuss the economic and budget forecast. >> hello. thank you all for coming. i'm the director of the budget office. c.b.o. just released its outlook for the federal budget and the economy over the next decade. i'd like to tell you a little bit about if and then my colleagues and i will be happy to take your questions. our analysis shows that the united states continues to face very large economic and budget challenges. under current law we expect that the unemployment rate will remain above 7.5% through next year. that would make 2014 the sixth year in a row with unemployment so high. the longest such period in 70 years. also under current law, we expect the budget deficits over the next decade would total about $7 trillion. with deficits so high, the federal debt held by the public would remain a larger percentage of g.d.p. as in any year between 1951 and
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 5:00pm EST
. caller: good morning to c-span. thank you for taking my phone call. i would like to hear president obama really roll up his sleeves and get interactive and see more of him in the congress and the senate. we have had -- causing a huge ripple effect in all the states of this country, because if there is no federal funding, if there's no dollars, no more money. there is no more money for education. because of no federal money coming to the states to -- business as usual in our states and in our counties and our villages and our cities across this country are also on a fiscal cliff and i would like to have president obama interact more and we aren't going to deal with the budget crisis right now, but wait until march to handle things. that's not the way that we can handle this country right now. we, all american taxpayers are having our own fiscal cliff problems. and that cannot be no more. our taxes are going up. our property taxes, school taxes, and any kind -- more hype, hype of taxes or anything, it's really a challenge for the american workers. >> thanks for your call. go to jonathan st
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 10:00am EST
. whitfield: thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, tonight in this house chamber president obama will give his state of the union address to a joint session of congress. article 2, section 3 of the constitution requires that the president, whomever it may be, shall, from time to time, give to congress information on the state of the union. george washington, the first president, addressed the joint session of congress. but thomas jefferson and each succeeding president up until 1913, presented a written statement of the state of the union to the house and senate. so from 1801 until 1913 presidents submitted a written state of the union and on april 8, 1913, woodrow wilson like george washington addressed a joint session of congress, and that has been the manner of our state of the union by every president since, with the exception of herber hoover. so -- herbert hoover. so today i'm asking for another little change in the state of the union. i think that we should consider a requirement that the president on a day that coincides with the state of the union also have the federal g
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
-- united states' relationship with the muslim world, president obama incorrectly proclaimed that our national motto was he plure business upe numb, despite a letter, he did not correct his inaccurate statement. thanks to the house passage of the in god we trust resolution, children across america know that if god can be displayed on the walls of their classroom, they cannot be prevented from talking about him at school. members of the prayer caucus also work to correct inaccuracies -- inaccuracies and omissions in the capitol visitor center. in 2008, the over half-billion-dollar capitol visitor center opened for the if you were of -- for the purpose of educating visitors on the legislative process and the history and development of the architecture and art of the u.s. capitol. when members toured the facility, however, the historians had censored the building of any references to our judeo-christian history. they have replaced the inscription of in god we trust inscribed right behind you on the speaker's ross strum with stars and a replica of the house chamber. and it cropped an actu
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am EST
. takano: thank you, madam chair. madam chair, i'd like to call this the don't shift blame amendment. the bill before us today tries to blame president obama for all our fiscal woes. judging by the language of this legislation, i'm convinced that house republicans live in a world where our entire national debt suddenly appeared on january 21, 2009. but let's be clear. our debt was not created by the president alone, and while the president may be responsible for sending us a budget blueprint, it is ultimately congress that holds the power of the purse. i think my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are forgetting a key part of our job. the president does not pass budget, nor does he appropriate funds. congress does. my amendment makes a simple change to the finding section of the bill that clarifies that congress has the constitutional responsibility to fund the federal government. now, i can guarantee that when the majority introduces its budget this month it will be so extreme that it has no chance of passing both houses. the republican majority seems to be able to come toget
CSPAN
Feb 7, 2013 1:00pm EST
christie. thank you for your willingness to continue to serve as the head of the c.i.a. you said that president obama believes that done carefully and responsiblely, we can be more transparent and ensure our nation's security. i agree. the american people has the right to know what the government does on their behalf consistent with the national security, the transparency should be the rule, not exception. the government should make as much information available to the american public as possible. so when we, on the committee, and we as members of congress, push hard for the legal analysis to legally target americans using drones, it erodes the government's credibility to the american people. i want to tell you i'm grateful to the president for allowing members of this committee to use some of the opinions to target american citizens. this is an important first step but there is more to be done. you've heard that from my colleagues here today. i long believe that our government also has an obligation to the american people to face its mistakes transparently and help the public un
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
ahead of the state of the union speech tonight by president obama. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving god, thank you for giving us another day. the people's house prepares to welcome the governmental and military leadership of our nation. the world watches as the great experiment of civilian self-government is in high relief. may all who populate these hallways this day be possessed of good will and a shared commitment to guarantee the freedoms and responsibilities inspired by the soaring rhetoric and subsequent actions of our american ancestors. may all that is said and done in this chamber today redown to the benefit of our nation and the glory of your holy name, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from illinois, mr. kin singer. -- mr. kinzinger. mr.
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2013 2:05am EST
you. thank you so much. mr. president, mr. vice president, mrs. obama, distinguished guests, which includes everybody, thank you so much for this wonderful honor. to be at this stage again -- i was here 16 years ago -- the fact that they reminded me back -- invited me back was that i did not offend many people. i want to start by reading four text which will put into context what i will say. proverbs 11:9. with this month, we destroyed the neighbor. myoverbs 11:12, a man tha understanding holds his tongue. a generous man will prosper. he too refreshes others with himself -- will themselves be refreshed. it is my people who are called by my name them -- called by my name who will seek my face and turned from their wicked ways. then will i hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their lamb. i have an opportunity to speak in a lot of avenues. this is my fourth speech this week. i have an opportunity to talk to a lot of people. i have been asking people, what concerns you? what are you most concerned about in terms of spirituality and the direction of our nation and our w
CSPAN
Feb 9, 2013 9:15pm EST
. please know that. >> thank you very optimistic note. thank you. [applause] . >> president obama talks about sequestration and tax policy. the senator from alaska delivers the republican address. she offers her clever and energy for the united states. >> over the last few years democrats and republicans have cut our deficit by more than $2.50 trillion to a mix of spending cuts and hired tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. that is more than halfway toward the four trillion dollars that you elected officials say we need to stabilize our debt. i believe we can finish the job the same but we started it with a balanced mix of more spending cuts and tax reform. the overwhelming majority of the american people agree. my preference and the preference of many members of congress is to do that and a balanced and comprehensive web making sensible changes to entitlement programs and reforming the tax code. both the house and the senate are working toward budget proposals that led up the balance path going forward. the budget process takes time. right now, if congress does not act by march 1, a
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2013 12:10am EST
this country is as good as any in the world. >> thank you for the optimistic note. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> in his weekly address, president obama speaks about sequestration and tax policy. senator lisa murkowski delivers the republican address. she delivers her policy for an energy plan in the u.s. >> hi, everybody. over the last few years democrats and republicans have cut our deficit by more than $2.50 trillion to a mix of spending cuts and hired tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. that is more than halfway toward the four trillion dollars that you elected officials say we need to stabilize our debt. i believe we can finish the job the same but we started it with a balanced mix of more spending cuts and tax reform. the overwhelming majority of the american people agree. my preference and the preference of many members of congress is to do that and a balanced and comprehensive web making sensible changes to entitlement programs and reforming the tax code. both the house
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